What If You Run Into Your Own Spouse Via An Online Dating Site?

from the whooooooops dept

Honestly, it sounds like the plot to some bad movie, but a news report going around claims that a husband and wife in Jordan who had been separated and living apart for several months both logged into some online dating site. They felt they matched what each other was looking for and started to build up an entirely online relationship with each other. They had even arranged to get married before they decided to meet. Of course, when they showed up to "meet" each other for the first time and realized (ooops) they were already married to each other it wasn't exactly the happy reunion you find in after school specials. The man immediately divorced her on the spot (as is the custom, by saying so three times). The woman then fainted. So much for happy reunions thanks to online dating sites.


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    aNonMooseCowherd, Feb 7th, 2005 @ 6:34am

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    Maybe they had been watching In the Good Old Summertime, which has a slightly related plot.

     

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    thecaptain, Feb 7th, 2005 @ 9:54am

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    I was thinking about this and its really not THAT far-fetched.

    I mean, you have 2 people who got married and if it wasn't an arranged marriage and the marriage did work for a while then its logical that 1) they have a lot in common and 2) they have a lot to offer that the OTHER person is searching for and 3) the qualities they offer to their mates may not be apparent in day to day life (either because of boredom, stressful relations etc...). So it makes sense that they WOULD stumble upon each other on a dating site (especially since many of these allow you to qualify on things you are looking for).

    However, I can see that it wouldn't have a happy ending as this confirms that BOTH mates are untrustworthy (however if they were separated to begin with...it might just show them they have a shot at working things out).

     

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    DV Henkel-Wallace, Feb 7th, 2005 @ 10:58am

    If you like Piña Coladas...

    I once was stuck on hold someplace where they played that horrible Piña Colada song (no thank you, if you know who played it or wrote it or whatever I don't want to know) and finally in frustration I listened to the words and now I know that this article describes exactly the situation of that song...except the ending is different.
    And thank you Mike, now that *&^%% song is stuck in my head again.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Feb 7th, 2005 @ 11:11am

    Re: If you like Piña Coladas...

    Escape (The Pina Colada Song)

    (Rupert Holmes)

    I was tired of my lady, we'd been together too long.
    Like a worn-out recording, of a favorite song.
    So while she lay there sleeping, I read the paper in bed.
    And in the personals column, there was this letter I read:

    "If you like Pina Coladas, and getting caught in the rain.
    If you're not into yoga, if you have half-a-brain.
    If you like making love at midnight, in the dunes of the cape.
    I'm the lady you've looked for, write to me, and escape."

    I didn't think about my lady, I know that sounds kind of mean.
    But me and my old lady, had fallen into the same old dull routine.
    So I wrote to the paper, took out a personal ad.
    And though I'm nobody's poet, I thought it wasn't half-bad.

    "Yes, I like Pina Coladas, and getting caught in the rain.
    I'm not much into health food, I am into champagne.
    I've got to meet you by tomorrow noon, and cut through all this red tape.
    At a bar called O'Malley's, where we'll plan our escape."

    So I waited with high hopes, then she walked in the place.
    I knew her smile in an instant, I knew the curve of her face.
    It was my own lovely lady, and she said, "Oh, it's you."
    And we laughed for a moment, and I said, "I never knew"..

    "That you liked Pina Coladas, and getting caught in the rain.
    And the feel of the ocean, and the taste of champagne.
    If you like making love at midnight, in the dunes of the cape.
    You're the love that I've looked for, come with me, and escape."

    "If you like Pina Coladas, and getting caught in the rain.
    If you're not into yoga, if you have half-a-brain.
    If you like making love at midnight, in the dunes of the cape.
    You're the love that I've looked for, come with me, and escape."

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Feb 7th, 2005 @ 12:46pm

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    What a douche bag.

    I mean, everyone has a right to happiness… but when you work this hard at preventing it…. you deserve your own misery.

    This guy should have been DELIGHTED when he realized that he had fallen in love with his wife… What a looser. He sucks at life.

     

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    TJ, Feb 7th, 2005 @ 5:15pm

    Did they only talk about the weather?

    Seems very unrealistic. If you converse with someone for three months, even online, you are both going to talk about yourself. If not, there isn't much to the 'relationship'. How many times would you need to read something about your online pal and think "just like my spouse" before a lightbulb went off?

     

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    aNonMooseCowherd, Feb 7th, 2005 @ 11:38pm

    Re: Did they only talk about the weather?

    Maybe whatever they said to each other was all lies.

     

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    xman, Feb 8th, 2005 @ 1:04am

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    Sounds like an urban legend in the making to me

     

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    Thomas Hawk (profile), Feb 8th, 2005 @ 10:15am

    If you like pina colada

    If you like pina colade, or getting caught in the rain, if your not into health food, if you have half a brain.

     

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